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Ruins of ancient Maya city discovered under construction site

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The ruins of a Maya site, called Zeol, painted by archaeologists after they were found at a construction site in Mexico.  (Credit: Reuters/Lorenzo Hernandez)

The ruins of a Maya site, called Zeol, painted by archaeologists after they were found at a construction site in Mexico. (Credit: Reuters/Lorenzo Hernandez)

Archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of an ancient Mayan city filled with palaces, pyramids and plazas at a construction site in Mexico.

The site would eventually become an industrial park near Mérida on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

But for now, it’s Unique glimpse of ancient culture.

Archaeologists said the site, called Xiol, has features of the Maya Puc style of architecture, which is common in the southern Yucatan Peninsula but rare near Mérida.

Carlos Peraza, one of the archaeologists who led the excavations of the city, said, ‘We think that more than 4,000 people lived here, which was estimated from 600-900 AD.

Peraja said, “There were people of different social classes … priests, scribes, who lived in these great palaces, and there were also commoners who lived in small buildings.”

Researchers also located burial grounds around adults and children, which were interred with obsidian and flint tools, offerings, and other items.

A pottery is on display after archaeologists uncovered an ancient Mayan city full of palaces, pyramids and plazas at a construction site in Canasin near Mérida, the ruins of a Mayan site.  Mexico May 26, 2022.  The picture was taken on May 26, 2022.  (Credits: Reuters / Lorenzo Hernandez)

A pot is displayed after it was discovered in the ruins of the Maya site Xiol (Credits: Reuters / Lorenzo Hernandez)

Remnants of marine life were also discovered in the area, suggesting that the city’s inhabitants supplemented their agriculture-based diet by fishing on the nearby coast.

Xiol was discovered after construction began on an industrial park. According to the owners of the land, it will still be built, although the archaeological remains will be preserved.

Peraza said, “Over time, urban sprawl (in the area) has increased and many archaeological remains have been destroyed …

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